Infobrew Archives

What your coffee knew in March 2009.

March 31
Los Angeles ended streetcar service on this day in 1963.
Your coffee curses Judge Doom.

March 30
On this day in 1967, the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was photographed.
Your coffee says, “Good Morning, Good Morning.”

March 27
Andrew Rankin patented the urinal on this day in 1866.
Go ahead, drink as much coffee as you like.

March 26
The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company produced the first commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY, on this day in 1885.
Your coffee wants a focus-puller.

March 25
On this day in 3019 (Third Age), the One Ring went into Mount Doom.
Your coffee is precious.

March 24
The Kennedy half-dollar was introduced on this day in 1964.
Your coffee needs three of them to get a Starbucks espresso macchiato.

March 23
On this day in 1912 the Dixie Cup was invented.
Your coffee wants a Dixie mug.

March 20
The first “Pop Art” exhibition began in New York on this day in 1963.
Your coffee is Neo-Dadaist.

March 19
The United States Congress approved Daylight Saving Time on this day in 1918.
Your coffee springs ahead—except in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and most of Arizona.

March 18
Three members of The Rolling Stones were fined five pounds each for public urination on this day in 1965.
Your coffee cannot be owned, only rented.

March 17
Saint Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date in 1737.
You can guess what kind of coffee you’ll be drinking today.

March 16
On this day in 1985, “A Chorus Line” had its 4000th Broadway performance.
Your coffee was judged as follows—Dance: Ten; Looks: Three; Taste: One singular sensation.

March 13
The discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh was announced on this day in 1930.
Your coffee remembers when it was a planet.

March 12
On this day in 1933, President Roosevelt delivered his first “Fireside Chat” radio address, “On the Bank Crisis.”
Your coffee listened to the podcast.

March 11
Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans on this day in 1969.
Your coffee is wearing granny glasses and love beads.

March 10
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call.
Your coffee twitters.

March 9
Napoléon Bonaparte married Joséphine de Beauharnais on this day in 1796.
Today’s coffee is a French roast.

March 6
On this day in 1991, President George H.W. Bush told Congress that, in Iraq, “aggression is defeated. The war is over.”
Your coffee is experiencing déjà vu all over again.

March 5
On this day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt declared a four-day bank holiday to halt wide-spread withdrawals.
Your coffee is backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government.

March 4
On this day in 1675, John Flamsteed was appointed by royal warrant “The King’s Astronomical Observator,” also known as the Astronomer Royal.
Your coffee is an astronomer’s best friend.

March 3
Cab Calloway recorded “Minnie the Moocher” on this day in 1931.
Your coffee is a red-hot hootchie-cootcher.

March 2
On this day in 2004, NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence of water on the planet.
Scientists agree that where there’s water, there can be coffee.